• Emily Portman/Rob Harbron/Emma Reid National Youth Folk Ensemble

  • Fri, 21-02-2020 at 20:00
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
    L1 9BP Liverpool
Emily Portman/Rob Harbron/Emma Reid National Youth Folk Ensemble - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Liverpool

Emily Portman and Rob Harbron, two of the finest and most distinctive performers on the British folk scene, and fiddler Emma Reid, join forces with The National Youth Folk Ensemble for this special collaboration The National Youth Folk Ensemble brings together talented young folk musicians from across England. Sparks invariably fly when they create their own contemporary takes on traditional music from England and beyond. These exceptional 14-18 year olds meet four times a year for intensive weeks of music-making, led by Artistic Director Sam Partridge, with top folk musicians including Rob Harbron, Emma Reid, Miranda Rutter, Andy Cutting and Sam Sweeney.This will be the 2019-20 Ensemble’s first performance, following a week’s residency in Lancashire. Expect modern arrangements of folk tunes from England and beyond, alongside new compositions drawing on traditional music, all created and performed by these rising stars. The National Youth Folk Ensemble is an English Folk Dance and Song Society programme supported by Arts Council England.£12